Bryan Joiner

Why then I

Today’s NYT Crossword

Is a work of genius. If you’re at all interested in that type of thing and are willing to spend the time to figure out the hook, it will be more than worth your while. The constructor’s name is Xan Vongsathorn, and he/she has created something wonderful.

A Day Late and a Framed Original Short

The other day some college heads and I were thinking on this cartoon for the New Yorker Caption Contest. Rather than actually thinking up entries, we were debating what sort of entries win, and the consensus seemed to be captions that could only be applied within the contest rather than trying to guess what the missing caption is, so to speak. That is, if the comic had a certain slug in mind, it probably wouldn’t win. That’s just sort of how it goes, and I won’t get any more esoteric than that.

But today I had a flash of inspiration that pretty much would have nailed the whole thing shut. Alas, I’m too late to win with:

“You always say you’d rather read, but I think you’re just a legs man.”